Department of Dermatology and Venereology (Lund)

Organisational unit: Division


Allergic and inflammatory skin diseases. Wound healing. Innate immunity. Malignant melanoma.


The specific aims of our research are to define novel host defense systems that are activated in response to injury and infection, and to analyse their mode of action with respect to effects on bacteria, inflammatory cells, phagocytosis, the interplay with coagulation and complement activation, etc. Our research is divided in 3 main projects: Project 1: Fighting infection and inflammation by utilizing innate immunity Project 2: Host-pathogen interactions and the development of chronic infections Project 3: The role of microbial influence on atopic eczema and inflammatory skin diseases – from molecular mechanisms to therapy.

Recent research outputs

Adav, S. S., Subbaiaih, R. S., Kerk, S. K., Lee, A. Y., Lai, H. Y., Ng, K. W., Sze, S. K. & Artur Schmidtchen 2018 Dec 1 In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 1599

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nordström, R., Nyström, L., Andrén, O. C. J., Malkoch, M., Umerska, A., Davoudi, M., Artur Schmidtchen & Malmsten, M. 2018 Mar 1 In : Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 513, p. 141-150 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A. Elyas, Svensson, Wallin, E. & Dalgard, F. J. 2018 Mar 1 In : Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 32, 3, p. e86-e87

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

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